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Nurse Practitioner (Intestinal Failure)

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious individual to join our well-integrated team. This post offers an exciting opportunity to gain experience in surgical management of Type 2 and Type 3 Intestinal Failure. This post requires close collaboration with medical intestinal failure team, dieticians, Home-parenteral nutrition nurses, line access team, stoma nurses and other allied health professionals. Successful candidate will be covering duties such as ward rounds, post-ward round jobs, out-patient clinics as well as administrative tasks (dictation of summaries, letters, etc). Candidate will be supported by a surgical registrar and will be supervised by a surgical consultant.
  • Interview Date Wednesday, 24 July 2024
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy

Main duties of the job

  • Ward based support in managing this cohort of patients
  • Patient review in OP clinics
  • Contributing to the remote management of patients cared for in other Trusts
  • Focus on the reduction of line infections in surgery and educational support for the ward teams
  • Lead role in distal feeding , training both patients and staff
  • Insertion of feeding tubes , expert drain care
  • Active member of IF MDT - prepare information for patients for discussion in MDT
  • Contribute to IF Governance agenda

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a nurse practitioner as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of role is to perform a specific technological procedure/s e.g. endoscopy, ultrasound in a defined patient group and/or advanced patient assessment and clinical decision making in a broad patient group e.g. H@N, pre assessment.

To deliver a quality of service matching clinical need to available resources within the focus of specialist nursing practice:
  • To ensure that the patient is the central focus of a streamlined patient journey ensuring optimal quality of care.
  • Working as a nurse practitioner, provide a prompt response to calls from colleagues, prioritising importance and clinical need.
  • Manage own caseload to include assessment, investigation, diagnosis and treatment within defined parameters and training.
  • Provide immediate care management of patient including communication of plan to patients and significant others.
  • Review and refer to appropriate person, e.g. AHP, resident medical staff, specialist registrar or critical care outreach team.
  • Liaising with Patient Services Coordinator where necessary.
  • Communicate within multidisciplinary team, ward/departmental staff and/or out of hours team.
  • Provide specialist education and training to departmental nursing staff, nursing and medical students.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Degree/Masters level study, or equivalent specialist study / experience e.g. o Nurse Practitioner Qualification or equivalent o Clinical Skills Course


  • Master's degree
  • Management experience / qualification
  • Has undertaken and completed Non-medical independent nurse prescribing course

Knowledge & Experience


  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for mentorship if relevant to role
  • Evidence of on-going continuous professional development
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policy or project specific policy context
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding
  • Recent experience of extended clinical practice in a senior role underpinned by training and assessment e.g. venepuncture, cannulation skills and intravenous drug administration
  • Audit / research experience

Skills & Abilities


  • Good IT skills
  • Able to work independently and across disciplines as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • Current driving licence if relevant to role
  • Moving and handling patients and objects in line with Trust guidelines using appropriate aids


  • Evidence of leading programme / programmes of education and / or training

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Freeman Hospital

317 01 Freeman Hospital


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